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Monday, September 20th, 2010 12:20 pm
Having posted my FE Contest entry, I'm now stuck in one of stages I'm usually in after writing something...

Avi's 3 stages of post-writing )

So I'm currently at Stage 2, self-loathing. XP Oddly enough, I still feel like writing at the moment, but nothing Fire Emblem-related (except maybe the Mary Sue challenge, and that isn't due for a while).

Story ideas: Dragon Age, Pokemon, Total Drama )

On the subject of Canadian fandoms, I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a couple of weeks ago. A movie filmed in Toronto that's also set in Toronto? Yeah baby! (I didn't even realize that the movie was based on a Canadian comic, until later... So out of touch with my home country since I moved to the US, sigh.)

Very mild spoilers for Scott Pilgrim )

So yeah, I would recommend Scott Pilgrim to any video gamer, but you would have to keep in mind that the movie is indeed an odd mix of half indy-teen-romantic-comedy, and half video game hijinx. Still enjoyable, for what it's worth. ;)
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 12:20 pm
So, OneManga is going down for good, huh... I'm guessing that it's just a matter of time before MangaFox is gone too. :/ (I use MangaFox more, but it's terrible for ads; OneManga seemed to be better in that regard.)

Still, I was kind of expecting this... And because of that, I've been on a manga reading spree lately. ;P

So, in tribute to one of the best manga reader sites on the 'Net, I'm posting a few of my recent picks in terms of manga. Enjoy them while they last... (You've only got a week!)

(BTW, I'm just going to post reviews, not summaries; you can check those on the site.)

The World Only God Knows )

1/2 Prince )

Oishii Kankei, Bambino! )

Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura )

Ice Revolution )

These are just a few of my recent manga picks; there's a lot of better known ones I read too, like Detective Conan and Skip Beat. I just thought that some of these lesser known manga should get some attention before OneManga goes down for good. ;_;
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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 06:18 pm
Spent the past few weekends watching a couple of animated movies, and playing video games with a friend. The other weekend we saw the new Alice in Wonderland, and this week, we saw How to Train Your Dragon, then watched Nine on DVD.

Mild spoilers for Alice, How to Train Your Dragon, and Nine )

So in short, I highly recommend seeing How to Train Your Dragon, especially if you're a fan of dragons kitties fantasy action/adventure like I am. ;)

Also played Arkham Asylum (finally!) and Uncharted 2 on PS3 recently. Arkham Asylum was every bit as enjoyable as I thought it would be (yay, Batman: the Animated Series voices!), although we didn't get to play it for very long... As for Uncharted 2...

Comments on Uncharted 2 )
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 08:30 pm
Went to see the Princess and the Frog on Saturday. I've been looking forward to it, ever since I heard the head of Pixar was in charge of classical Disney animation (even though the trailers I've seen seemed kind of mediocre, IMO).

But it seems that I had nothing to worry about; I thought the movie was really good. :D I don't want to spoil anything, but I like how the characters didn't seem one-dimensional to me (for example, the protagonist's best friend is portrayed as a spoiled princess, but is still a good friend). And there's somewhat of a bittersweet ending... But it's still undeniably a Disney fairy tale movie, which I would definitely recommend to fans. :)

I do have to note that since we went on a Saturday, the theatre was full of little girls and their moms (there was even a girl's birthday party going on)! My SO was kind of disturbed to realize he was one of the only males actually watching the movie XD (he's as much of a Disney fan as I am, if not more so).

But the most surreal part was that there were at least three little girls that I saw dressed in Disney princess outfits; there was even a black girl dressed in the full Frog Princess outfit, from the tiara, down to the sparkling shoes. O_o (I admit, if I was a little girl, I would totally want to dress up as a Disney princess, but it still struck me as odd.) There was also a girl in a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit, and even one of the moms was wearing a Disney tiara. O_o

I do have to say that one of the funniest moments I had at the theatre that day was not from the movie itself... We were walking past where they were showing the new Twilight movie, and I couldn't help but notice that someone had taken a letter off the sign, turing "New Moon" into "Ew Moon", LOL. XD
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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 11:18 pm
Cartoon Network premiered "Batman: Gotham Knight" tonight, and I must say, it was much better than I expected.

In case you didn't know, "Batman: Gotham Knight" features a series of 6 shorts done by various Japanese animation directors (a la Animatrix, for the Matrix trilogy). Being a fan of both anime and Western animation, I was curious to see what this was like, and I was pleasantly surprised...

For one thing, they got Kevin Conroy to do the voice of Batman (he was the VA for the Batman animated series from the 90's). An excellent choice, because to me, he will always be the voice of Batman (just as Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, will always be the voice of the Joker XD).

Anyways... I'll get on to reviewing the various shorts.

Cut for possible spoilers from the movie(s) )

So, if you want to see a tie-in for the new Batman movies, or like the old 90's Batman cartoon, I'd recommend watching "Batman: Gotham Knight". The animation style (for the most part) is excellent, and very much in keeping with Gotham City's dark tone.
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Sunday, April 20th, 2008 02:51 am
So I was at the video store with the SO looking for something to rent, when we stumbled upon something completely unexpected... An animated version of the first Dragonlance novel, Dragons of Autumn Twilight. :O As both of us are big fans of the original book series (and animation in general), we pick it up to rent, along with Enchanted.

Dragonlance + animation = ? )
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 08:58 am
Forgot to mention this, but saw Revenge of the Sith on opening day (my sweetie, along with a few of his co-workers, actually took a half-day to see it! ;)P And although I'm not as much as a Star Wars fan as he is (though I think the original 3 movies rocked), I thought Episode 3 was pretty good. ^_^

Cut for spoilers )

Also, I did this Star Wars meme right before the movie, but forgot to post the results:

Cut for meme )